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September 28, 2006

The Onion: Stat Shot


I usually think these are hysterical. But what's so funny about "measure once, cut immediately"? That's not right?

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Opposition To John Bolton


September 27, 2006 | Issue 42•39

John Bolton's temporary appointment as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. expires in January. This is what he's done to recently cause renewed opposition from both parties:

* Replaced his seat at U.N. with comfy hammock
* Constantly demands reform of other delegates' faces
* Set up hundreds of committees and subcommittees in effort to cut U.N.'s bureaucratic fat
* Can't keep pants on when meeting with leading senators
* Repeatedly says, "Did you hear something? I thought I heard someone talking, but I don't see anyone" when other delegates address floor
* Used aid allocated for Darfur to upgrade to premium U.N. meal plan
* Continually lapses into mocking, stereotypical Italian accent
* Has been generally as effective as rest of U.N.

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September 27, 2006

The suspense is terrible... I hope it lasts.


I simply cannot wait for July 13, 2007 to arrive!

Need to brush up on your Harry Potter facts? Check this out. Before July 13, 2007.

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Feast of St. Francis


"St. Francis of Assisi, lover of all creation, champion of justice, patron saint of animals and the environment, founded the Franciscan Order. His feast day is October 4."

In honor of St. Francis, you can send me a picture of a special pet along with your name and a brief description of, or story about the pet. I'll post them on Tuesday for everyone to see.

Just think! Your pet on the internet. Sweet!

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John Travolta: Precious Cheese


"Every once in a while, a reader will send in something just interesting or odd enough to totally mesmerize us, something that we we feel oddly compelled to share despite our complete inability to find a blogworthy angle. If you need a context for the attached photo, it's merely a sign from San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, one of a series celebrating various famous Americans of Italian extraction, sponsored by a local business called Precious Cheese. If you need a further reason to stare, feel free to impose your own meaning on the serendipitous pairing of sponsor and overly earnest, past-his-prime actor, and muse that "Precious Cheese" is Travolta's drag name or his term of endearment for his favorite private jet passenger. Either way, Precious Cheese will haunt our dreams tonight."

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September 26, 2006

Pakistan Prez appears on 'Daily Show'

No kidding.


"NEW YORK - Jon Stewart welcomed Pakistan's president to "The Daily Show" on Tuesday with tea and a Twinkie. President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's tete-a-tete with Stewart on the Comedy Central program was even more unlikely than the much-anticipated meeting between Musharraf, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Bush, planned for Wednesday.

As a gesture mirroring Pakistani hospitality, Stewart welcomed Musharraf with a cup of jasmine green tea, and offered the more American delicacy of a Twinkie."

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Bathroom Update

I'm putting the finishes touches on the bathroom extravaganza project (i.e. towel bars, shower curtains, paint touch-ups.)

In the mean time, some of us are enjoying the new bathroom a little tooooo much.


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September 25, 2006



The kittens turned eleven weeks this Saturday. I have got to go to bed now, but couldn't resist posting this picture of Ginny.

Don't forget! These adorable kittens are still up for grabs.

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For my fellow Ohioans.

Maurice Clarett Shows Up Late For Prison Camp

September 21, 2006 | Onion Sports

"COLUMBUS, OH—Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett began his new career as an inmate with the Ohio state prison system by showing up over eight hours late for his first day at Chillicothe State Correctional Camp, a move that did not sit well with officials."

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This just in . . .


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Packers Begin Winning Streak, Finally


"With his first touchdown pass of the game Sunday -- a 75-yarder to rookie Greg Jennings -- Brett Favre joined Hall of Famer Dan Marino (420) as the only quarterbacks to reach 400 touchdown passes."

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September 15, 2006

Top Ten List

1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
2. Friend Of Mine - Liz Phair
3. If We Never Meet Again - Johnny Cash
4. Missing You - Jem
5. Slow Dancing - U2
6. Cupid - Jack Johnson
7. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
8. Evaporated - Ben Folds Five
9. House Of Tom Bombadil - Nickel Creek
10. Pay No Mind - Beck

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year . . .

is almost here!!!


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September 13, 2006

From The Archives

I posted this last September and just had to post it again now that I have Charlotte. The cats in this video look (and act) just like Charlotte and Francis.


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Top American Cities For Savings

This article is really interesting, and scary. Click here to see a list of the best savers in the US.

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September 11, 2006

Bathroom Update: Seriously

It is conceivable that my bathroom will finally be done this week. I finished up the painting tonight (have to work at 5 am tomorrow), and the contractor (a different one, by the way) will be here tomorrow. Will take some pictures when it's done for posting. In the meantime, why don't you take a stroll down memory lane to see what it looked like in the beginning. Pictures should start on February 13ish.

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September 09, 2006

Anna who?


"NEW YORK (AP) -- Maria Sharapova insists she's more about substance than style, and now she has a second Grand Slam title to prove it.

Her strokes as piercing as her shrieks by the end, the third-seeded Sharapova beat No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4 Saturday night to win the U.S. Open final.

"This is an amazing honor," Sharapova said. "I'm so happy that it's here in New York, my favorite city in the world, in front of the best fans.""

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September 06, 2006

Lo and behold . . .

she IS real. It's somebody's real baby, anyway.


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September 04, 2006

Forget Barry Bonds . . .

should we be testing this guy for something?


"NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- What began as a rally quickly turned into a rout for Tiger Woods, who matched the lowest final round of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship to win for the fifth straight time on the PGA Tour."

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No joke.


"CAIRNS, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44."

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